School of Medicine’s Alan Lerner discusses his study on how cataracts surgery could affect Alzheimer’s patients

Could cataract surgery slow decline from Alzheimer’s?
CBSNewsAlan Lerner, professor of neurology and Neurological Institute Chair for Memory and Cognition, discussed his study, which shows that cataracts surgery could help slow mental health decline for Alzheimer’s patients. “If the results hold up, it will significantly affect how we treat cataracts in individuals with dementia. Other interventions to offset sensory loss—including vision and hearing—may help improve quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers,” he said.